Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.15

News headlines about Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Haverty Furniture Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3245185049054 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) traded down $0.70 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $23.25. 108,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 145,500. The company has a market capitalization of $508.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.10, a P/E/G ratio of 3.63 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 2.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Haverty Furniture Companies has a fifty-two week low of $21.05 and a fifty-two week high of $27.23.

Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $207.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $215.32 million. Haverty Furniture Companies had a net margin of 3.53% and a return on equity of 10.10%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.34 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Haverty Furniture Companies will post 1.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Haverty Furniture Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th.

In related news, Director Fred L. Schuermann sold 1,950 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.15, for a total value of $45,142.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3 shares in the company, valued at approximately $69.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Rawson Haverty, Jr. sold 23,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.30, for a total transaction of $535,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 82,331 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,918,312.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 32,871 shares of company stock valued at $769,483 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 10.31% of the company’s stock.

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Haverty Furniture Companies Company Profile

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc is a retailer of residential furniture and accessories. The Company sells home furnishings in its retail stores and through its Website, havertys.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 124 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s retail store space totaled approximately 4.5 million square feet for 124 stores.

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